Ok, so yesterday was my 22nd birthday and I got presents! I’ll only mention a couple. Firstly, Mom and Dad are going to get my bike fixed so I can start riding again and build up my bad knee so I can start playing sports again next year. I’m really excited to get back on my bike finally!

Also, for a week I was staring at this massive bubblewrap King Kong-themed package that Vania sent me from New Zealand. I wasn’t allowed to open it til my birthday, so I waited until she gave me a birthday call to open it while she was on the phone. And you know what was inside? A treasure!

There were two teeshirts and a pair of shorts that I accidentally left at Tom’s dad’s place in New Zealand, which I really missed – one of which Vania gave me for my 21st birthday and which I didn’t even know I was missing! I just thought it was lost in my room here.

But she also gave me an electric toothbrush, because she knew that I was jealous of her one, so that’s super cool. And she gave me two cool teeshirts which fit perfectly. And she gave me a little mirror to carry with me, because sometimes I need to see if I have food on my face and stuff when I’m out and there are no easily accessible mirrors. Stop laughing.

She ALSO gave me a really awesome card from her, Anna, Elliott, Mae, Jasmine and Kalinka with two photos inside, holding a Happy Birthday banner. And she sent the banner too! And a nice birthday letter, AND an engraved metal bracelet from her trip to Melbourne, from the very same stall where I got her a bracelet when I went to Melbourne last year. SO cool.

Check out the loot:


  1. treesa April 30, 2006 at 08:51 #


    I shall have a pint for you next time I’m at the pub. Hopefully, that’s sometime soon.

  2. angela April 30, 2006 at 11:45 #

    hey!! thats great! glad i got to you in time then haha… hey what does that bracelet say?

    and thats cool. i always wanted an electric toothbrush.. coz im too damn lazy… but i’m too lazy to go get one.

    ure only a year older than me?? i didnt know that… haha…

    anyway looks like u had a lot of fun :) glad ure looking up.

    stay happy!

  3. Anonymous April 30, 2006 at 18:46 #



  4. PhotoDiarist May 1, 2006 at 00:06 #

    The bracelet says “I love you” in Zulu.

  5. jackie May 1, 2006 at 10:35 #

    happy birthday!!!

  6. kelly May 1, 2006 at 18:01 #

    happy (late) birthday! what is your phd in (and how would one properly phrase that question?)?

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